Hello my name is Chris Javier, this will be my second year riding in the AIDS LifeCycle. I am very excited and commited to this great cause....
I just want to take this time for everyone that donated last year. You have made is difference. Last year we raised 16.7 million dollars. That is just amazing !! This is a new year and I have raised my goal to $10,0000 and will not stop until we end this Stigma to fight HIV/AIDS. I really had an experience of a life time being a newbie for 2019. The love bubble was real. So many smiles, tears of happiness and sweat of determination. Next year, I will be riding with my team, Desert Roadrunners. We have trained so hard last year and will continue to train until AIDS/Lifecycle 2020.
People ask me why am i riding? I am riding becuase helping others and the community is in my blood. Working in the 2 hospitals and trying to make a difference as much as possible is no different than helping this cause to end AIDS. I challenge myself to do something new, I asked myself what else can I do to help and show my family and friends that I am that type of person commited to do what ever it takes to help end AIDS. This ride is a little crazy but if its for the people of our community, so every single training ride and spin class each week until June, I know I am doing tis for them and I WILL FINISH THIS RIDE.
Did you know:
$100 affords a Treatment Advocacy Coordinator the ability to attend medical appointments for up to 25 clients, providing moral support and helping clients advocate for themselves and buys more than 1,100 condoms for distribution throughout the Center's Community Health programs and activities.
$250 could provide necessary funding for our weekly Translife Support Group to discuss health and wellness issues and build community to give people the support they need and the family they long for, also provides rapid HIV tests, with results in less than a minute, for 20 clients.
$500 it could provide funding for up to 50 members of the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network to come together twice a month in order to offer support for individuals working though anxiety, depression and isolation. Also covers a full year of medical supply cost for 20 clients.
$1,000 could provide rapid HIV antibody test kits for 40 individuals at any one of our multiple testing sites. And funds one client receiving Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV insfection after potential exposure.
So this is why I am riding to help with all these listed above and I cannot do this alone. I would need your help bring real HIV awareness and eliminating Stigma. My goal this year is to raise $10,000. I will do all the work and ride from SFO to LA, all you have to do is donate.
Thank you, and love you always. So please every dollar helps, lets END AIDS.